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MSNBC
Nov 2, 2012 11:00am PDT
mostly good news for president obama. unemployment ticked up to 7.9%, but more jobs were added than expected, 171,000 to be precise. stock futures went up right after the numbers came out. later oil prices took a tumble. both the president and governor romney reacted to the report during stops on the campaign trail this morning. >> we made real progress, but we are here today because we know we've got more work to do. >> unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. think of that. >> and joining any now is "newsweek" columnist zachary caribel. let's get your analysis of the numbers. >> unemployment ticked up, but statistically it's a nonfactor. it's been where it is now for the past six, seven, eight months. it doesn't matter who is elected on tuesday. that's likely where we are. it's the only more than silver lining is you have moderate job creation. i think no one would prefer having less than 171,000 jobs created in a month. that's where we are right now. >> the anticipation was 125,000 job woos would be added. it's so intriguing the dynamics playing out in the
ABC
Nov 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
candidates. it is a choice between two different visions for america. >> the obama campaign says unemployment went up because more people are re-entering the job market, newly optimistic about jobs being created. >> the american auto industry is back on top. home values are on the rise. >> but mitt romney was quick to insist not enough new jobs are being created to energize the still is the candidate who knows how. >> i will have a lot of people offering advice, and i know a lot about it myself to begin with. >> virginia remains one of the most coveted prizes to win on tuesday. barack obama has two rallies here tomorrow. on monday, the final day of campaigning, mitt romney will spend his day in lynchburg and head to a rally -- at george mason university. >> thanks, rebecca. residents of maryland turned out in big numbers for their final chance to turn in an early voting ballot. the state board of elections said early voting hit a record high of nearly 300,000 this year extended by one day because of hurricane sandy. >> through election day, if you see any problems at polling plac
CBS
Nov 4, 2012 6:30am EST
a point. >> what was it when obama took office? >> it's not saying unemployment has increased. >> it's higher since obama -- >> there are fewer jobs than when obama took office, so it's not been a great improvement in the economy. we've had a very -- >> city an indicator of which way the economy is -- is it an indicator of which way the economy is going? >> it has not healed enough, when you take into fact we spent $4.5 trillion in deficit recovery,. >> and an improvement ratio? >> not improving. >> not on that path. >> it's not on that path. >> is it an aberration? >> bureau of labor stats on this. have you requested them? >> yes, they don't tell you a lot of things. like the labor force participation rate. which has dropped to relatively low numbers, which makes the unemployment numbers look better. >> in hindsight, when he criticizes the last month's report. >> last month in the last month's report, the only reason that number got better was 582 people thousand left the calculation, and went to work on a part-time basis, so the part-time jobs got better, but we did not, the
FOX News
Nov 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> dana: all right. that was governor mitt romney in wisconsin earlier today reacting to the jobs report, that came out earlier in morning. the president however sees it differently. take a listen. >> in 2008 we were in the middle of two wars and worst economic crisis since the great depression. today, businesses created 5.5 million new jobs. this morn we learned the company hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> dana: all right. so that is the closing arguments in the last four days, everyone is happy. four days to go. 171,000 jobs created in october. the number, however, for the unemployment rate went from 7.8% to 7.9%. greg, thoughts on this. >> greg: i don't know how you call it a recovery when unemployment goes up. unemployment is not supposed to go up in a recovery. don't give me a bruise and tell me it's a hickey. i said many times to eric. >> dana: that is really good advice. >> greg: 813,000 people stopped looking for work. obama calls that couch jobs. created 813,000 couch jobs. >
ABC
Nov 2, 2012 11:00am PDT
: despite the small rise in the unemployment rate president obama pumped up ohio this morning. >> the president: today our businesses created nearly 5 1/2 million new jobs. companies hired more workers in october than any time in the last eight months. >> reporter: the president admits there is more work to be done. but says this is a pattern of real progress that includes a stronger auto industry, thanks to his bailout. romney is ing the numbers another way at a rally in wisconsin this morning he said the report is a sad reminder that the economy is at a virtual standstill. >> he said he was going to lower the unemployment rate down to 5.2%. today it is 7.9% and that's nine million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> reporter: some say the report could have been a tipping point in the election. matt dowd says it is too late to sway voters. >> the last six months in the economy are baked in the perceptions. >> reporter: mitt romney has scheduled a last minute stop sunday his advisers say the president is losing support in
KOFY
Nov 2, 2012 11:30am PDT
: despite the small rise in the unemployment rate president obama pumped up ohio this morning. >> the president: today our businesses created nearly 5 1/2 million new jobs. companies hired more workers in october than any time in the last eight months. >> reporter: the president admits there is more work to be done. but says this is a pattern of real progress that includes a stronger auto industry, thanks to his bailout. romney is ing the numbers another way at a rally in wisconsin this morning he said the report is a sad reminder that the economy is at a virtual standstill. >> he said he was going to lower the unemployment rate down to 5.2%. today it is 7.9% and that's nine million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> reporter: some say the report could have been apoint i. matt dowd says it is too late to sway voters. >> the last six months in the economy are baked in the perceptions. >> reporter: mitt romney has scheduled a last minute stop sunday his advisers say the president is losing support in pennsylvania. presiden
ABC
Nov 4, 2012 6:30pm EST
-- romney himself warned about and obama reelection. t means a continuing a unemployment and stagnant take-home pay. it means depressed home values. the race is considered a dead heat. put mr. obama just romney. ahead of the goal is to hundred 70 electoral votes. both campaigns are focusing on the midwest, especially ohio. no republican has won the white without the buckeye state. shift inegist says a any demographic could make the in the white house in this type were race. >> we have this reminder to our that we are tracking any nowlems at the polls through election day. tell us if you see any problems from long lines to machine malfunctions. you can send us an e-mail. we are also your home for the in election night coverage. up with abc news coverage and we will have our reporters on the ground in boston and chicago and all well. al races as that all begins at 7:00 on tuesday evening. some good news tonight when it the aftermath of sandy. first, services coming back on a schedule and in new power is slowly coming on for millions of people. some marathon runners helped bring stuff to
NBC
Oct 28, 2012 11:00am EDT
whether it's chicken or egg but people who like obama like the future. >> the unemployment rate is expected to hold stead yes but don't be surprised it ticks up. a big move down the previous month and it has been erat he can but one thing we have consistently seen it comes to jump in one direction and backtrack. whether up or down. if we see it increase even if the payroll figures are ok expect that obviously to be the big story. chris: the question is how will this affect women? once again, this is a big point. 9% of the vote is working women and they decide late. this is one of the weirdnesses about electoral politics. women vote at the last minute. >> you talk to campaign strategists and democratic strategists and say the one group of people we don't understand are women. perhaps that doesn't surprise most of the men. but they do say that women decide erratically and they decide very carefully. and analyze everything. they're much less gut voters than men are. look at the group of women that are particularly affected. it's the white, working class women. they are unemployed at g
CNN
Nov 3, 2012 6:30am PDT
the unemployment rate being discussed by the obama campaign. what we found on the road from florida all the way through the swing states, through virginia and to here is that largely people are interested in two things with employment, their own trend and their community's trend, right, because they know they prosper, particularly small businesses, if unemployment is lower in their community. we were in florida where the unemployment rate is higher than the national average, but housing had improved and things were looking better. we were in virginia where unemployment is lower, but a lot of that is due to government spending, and now we're in ohio where as you know, in youngston, that plant that was almost shut down, three shifts making the chevy crews. the toledo plant, they associate this with jobs and prosperity, and the auto industry and the other manufacturing industries, what you have is generations of people working in those industries so the trend does actually matter, and the trend favors president obama right now. >> so john, you close it up for me. ohio. you guys are the
FOX News
Nov 2, 2012 11:00pm PDT
you look at the group, the demographics. this is obama's base. african-americans, unemployment, 14.3%. young people. young people, trying to rally to get to polls on tuesday are at 16%. people forget the government only factors people looking for work in the last four weeks. i doesn't factor all of the people who stopped looking for work or people with experience and degrees who are in fast food restaurants right now. in addition to the part-time work. so i would have a hard time with the president coming out, saying that this is great and we're where we need to be. >> dana: go ahead, bob. >> bob: i was going to say that the people not looking for work, said for the first time it's now changed course and more people are entering the workforce looking for work. that is not accurate. >> dana: unable to find full-time jobs. >> eric: you are quoting a stat that really bad for president obama. around 4 million people over the last four years have left the workforce. >> dana: not only that, let me tell you, which this is where i am today -- misery up to 80%. economic misery up to 80%. if y
NBC
Oct 28, 2012 10:00am EDT
will play better to romney there than to obama. but nevertheless, to back out for a second a look at the economy, generally speaking, you have states important swing states where the unemployment rate is lower than the national average. but the recent set of data we see a brightening of consumer attitudes. we see consumer sentiment and surprisingly at a five-year high despite historically high gas prices. despite a lot of the concerns that this is our expressing. we've seen really weak investment and orders in particular. so whether consumer sentiment will continue to hold up and importantly whether that will actually suggest that voters are in a better mood than even the economic figures suggest, could give obama some more support than you might otherwise see and what's relatively weak period of growth. >> whoever it is eleed in november is going to be looking at a real takeoff of the economy. all this money that'scying on the sidelines is put to work -- that's sitting on the sidelines is put to work. the u.s. is attractive compared to others around the world. the takeoff is scoming
CNN
Nov 2, 2012 11:00am PDT
. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> now, as you might expect, the president is zeroing in on the job numbers. here he is, take a listen. >> today our businesses have created nearly 5.5 million new jobs and this morning we learned the companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> all right, with that said, i want to bring in now our chief business correspondent, mr. ali velshi, he's traveling on the cnn election express and also there is john avalon, cnn contributor. hello, gentlemen. listen, you all heard what the president and mr. romney had to say, but, you know, let's talk about the political capital here. who is going to get more political capital out of this with just four days to the election, ali? >> well, hands down president obama because he had the most to lose out of this thing. the issue was if the unemployment rate went up substantially, or more importantly if the 171,000 jobs weren't created. the expectation was for 125,000 jobs. as long as he cleared that, he was going to be okay. barack obama g
WETA
Nov 4, 2012 10:30am EST
president obama on something like unemployment, so some of these other issues may matter. >> both candidates have attempted to apply moral and religious language to their economic policies. >> i think it's, frankly, not moral for my generation to keep spending massively more than we take in, knowing those burdens are going to be passed on to the next generation and they're going to be paying the interest and the principal all their lives. >> if i'm willing to give something up as somebody who's been extraordinarily blessed, and give up some of the tax breaks that i enjoy, i actually think that's going to make economic sense. but for me as a christian, it also coincides with jesus' teaching that "for unto whom much is given, much shall be required." >> but much of the god talk has been done directly to religious audiences, as opposed to in general campaign venues. even obama, who made frequent religious references in the last campaign and throughout his presidency, hasn't been emphasizing it as much of late. some experts believe that could be to avoid alienating the growing number
FOX News
Nov 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
is 9 million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than when obama took office. >> former labor department official notes at this pace it would take decade to get back to full employment. >> we need to have certain growth to keep up with the population. we're still talking nine or ten years of recovery. >> yet, the president has a narrow lead in ohio because the state's unemployment rate is only 7%. the president has gotten some credit for the auto bail-out. he charged today romney is trying to win this state by falsely charging in an ad the bail-out will lead chrysler to shift jobs from jeep plant here to china. >> everybody knows it's not true. the car companies themselves have told governor romney to knock it off. >> romney spokeswoman stood behind the ad charging, "his mismanagement of the process exposed taxpayers to $25 billion loss." companies are expanding production overseas. woman at the president's first event ripped romney in the opening prayer and suggested mr. obama has god on his side. >> a time when 47% of our population we're not surgical
CSPAN
Oct 31, 2012 7:00am EDT
: deal in reality, a plus .% unemployment under obama's policies you support. 44 straight months. the last three months less jobs created in september than august, less in august than in july. this economy is not moving forward. people have given up even looking for work. we have trillion dollar a year deficit. the deficit -- the debt from 10 to $16 trillion under obama. when is enough enough? i believe america knows enough is enough on november 6. >> we're going to get to deficits and taxes, too, but i think that kc has a local question that is quite important. >> next question goes to the congresswoman, a topic you often because. the air reserve station is the largest employer in the county. if a budget deal in congress isn't reached by january, could this threaten the future of the basic? again with less funding to go around, is it realistic to continue the current operation at the basic? hochul: absolutely, and that is what has him of the house armed services committee i had the opportunity work with republicans and democrats and have an amendment passed not just by the committee
NBC
Nov 2, 2012 11:00am PDT
not that change month to month. it is comparing the unemployment rate now from when mr. obama took office. 7.8% on the day he took office and 7.9% now. that is literally no change over four years. president obama took office, really, at the worst possible moment in the economic crisis. the details tend to get lost in the political race. >>> thanks, scott. new this morning, the wait is over. the ipad mini hits store shelves this morning and people camped out for the new ipadre lea rele but not as many in the past. bob redell has more. >> reporter: about 50 people lined up in front of the apple store in los gatos this morning. a smaller line than the ones that have gone down the block for previous product releases. why is there not as much excitement? >> because the other tablets are available. you have the kindle and the google. >> reporter: comparable and a $329 price tag for the mini. when the doors opened at 8:00 this morning, price didn't seem to matter. the cash came out in wads. >> i have been waiting for so long to get one and everyone says get a kindle. it doesn't have the s
MSNBC
Nov 2, 2012 1:00pm EDT
than when barack obama took office. think of that. unemployment today is higher on -- than on the day barack obama took office. >> now it's all about turnout. and enthusiasm. >> let me tell you something, i might be the only person in america, but i am far more enthusiastic about president obama this time than i was four years ago. >> speaking about getting that vote out. >> not exercising your right to vote is milalarkeymalarkey. >> early voters will receive a $5 million donation from donald trump. >> couldn't you want this e -- don't you want this election over with already? >> the homeland security department is responding to a growing crisis in new york and new jersey. massive shortages of fuel hampering recovery efforts and leaving millions of motorists with empty tanks. tom costello is in richfield, new jersey, with details on that temporary fix. >> hi, andrea. we've got a lot going on here. let me just set the stage for you. we're on the jersey turnpike and a lot of cars moving through here at the vince lombardi station, very quickly, because they seem to be keeping things movi
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2012 7:00am EST
friday we learned that it is 9 million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment, unemployment today is higher than when barack obama took office. by the way, he also promised he would propose a plan by now to save social security and medicare. he did not. he rated $716 billion from medicare to pay for obama care. host: that is mitt romney on the campaign trail in colorado. we are asking you who is going to win and why. among those selected to give the annual selection, the prediction is that mitt romney will get 261 electoral votes, the president would get 277, and the president will win. the horse racing columnist is predicting the opposite, moronic in 204, the president 254. all of the people, of all the people selected for the crystal ball, only two are predicting that mitt romney will win. many predicting that iran will get 240, compared to 298 for the president. reid wilson thinks the president will get 294 electoral votes compared to 2444 mitt romney. there is this prediction from jim cramer, 444 the president. that would be a landslide. our question this morning, tell us who is going to win and why. ruby is on th
CNN
Nov 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
devastating, higher unemployment, much more devastating than the one that obama has, when you went out three years plus, the same length of time that obama's had since we've been in technical recovery, the economy grew 20%. obama has grown 7%. a third the strength of reagan's. job creation much higher under reagan. what did reagan do? all the things that romney and ryan are talking about. lower marginal tax rates. obama wants to raise them. less spending. obama added $5 trillion of debt. we're supposed to have 6% unemployment, according to obama, if he spent $5 trillion. that's not what we got. we know that obama's plan put us in the worst position, fewer people working. fewer people in the workforce. people have given up on job opportunities. very weak economic growth. >> you know, i think a lot of voters, too, are sort of frustrated by the lack of anybody in congress working to the. and john earlier you were talking about the severe partisanship. and some people point to you in this taxpayer protection pledge, which i have on me. i don't know if people can see it clearly. you have ev
ABC
Nov 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
that number off. it does mean president obama faces voters with the highest unemployment rate of any incumbent since roosevelt. the president is campaigning in the battleground state of ohio today he has three events planned there. mitt romney starts his campaign this morning in wisconsin and then he moss on to two rallies in ohio. the romney campaign is making a new play for pennsylvania. scheduling a lot of minute appearance this sunday aides say president obama has been unperforming in pennsylvania the president's camp calls it an act of desperation. some experts say almost all voters have made up their minds but it is tight in a lot of swing states. what do you think the jobs report means? go to facebook.com/abc7news and join that conversation. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> 6:36. traffic and weather together, next. here's a live look outside, golden gate bridge, you can see traffic moving in dry roads, meteorologist mike nicco will have the fill forecast. sue will have a look at commute. >>> cal's memorial stadium about to make history. event taking place tonight that has never
NBC
Oct 28, 2012 8:00am PDT
. michigan has had one of the biggest drops in unemployment. when obama took office, michigan was a mess because of the auto industry. they've had a huge drop of unemployment. even though they a little bit higher now than michigan. and i was struck that governor kasich suggested that everybody was for the auto rescue. no, they weren't. most republicans, with the exception by the way of president george w. bush who let it happen with actions he took, were against the auto rescue. so i don't understand, well i do understand, but people just don't want to take responsibility for where they stood on that issue. >> this was a question, carly about the auto bailout b. what role government direct government money would play in restructuring these companies. >> that's right. and who stands first in line to be repaid? is it the unions? or is it debtors and creditors? that was the fundamental question. and the truth is, it is disingenuous and factually inaccurate to say that republicans weren't for the rescue of the auto industry. the question was how. and what. and who would be repaid. but let me
KICU
Nov 2, 2012 7:00pm PDT
: president barack obama and mitt romney see one number in two very different ways. just litch -- listen to supporters chapters. >> four more years,. >> four more days. >> so, monthly unemployment numbers take on different interpretations especially when they are released on the friday before a presidential election. president barack obama and his runningmate focused on 171,000 new jobs add to the economy. >> this morning we learned companies hired more workers in october than any time in the last eight months. >> created 5.4 new private sector jobs. >> reporter: for the first time there are now more workers in america than when the president took off in january 2009. mitt romney says look at a different number. we learned it is 7.9%. that is 9 million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than what barack obama took off. >> reporter: hiring barely kept up with the population and 12 million people can not find a job. polls show americans think the economy and jobs are the major issues this time. back to you. >>> on wall street, stocks finished lower. the dow lost way
CNN
Nov 2, 2012 4:00am PDT
$5 trillion of debt. we're supposed to have 6% unemployment, according to obama, if he spent $5 trillion. that's not what we got. we know that obama's plan put us in the worst position, fewer people working. fewer people in the workforce. people have given up on job opportunities. very weak economic growth. >> you know, i think a lot of voters, too, are sort of frustrated by the lack of anybody in congress working to the. and john earlier you were talking about the severe partisanship. and some people point to you in this taxpayer protection pledge, which i have on me. i don't know if people can see it clearly. you have everyone sign for the house of reps, i pledge i will oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax to oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions. this one is for the senate. this one is for governors. this one is for state legislatures. you have a whole list, mostly republicans, almost every republican, who has signed onto that. and people who say when you start from there you create an environment where it's impossible to have any kin
FOX News
Nov 4, 2012 6:00am EST
proportion are part-time. one more graphic, with president obama's unemployment rate before the election, 7.9%, and president carter had 7.5, was not reelected. george herbert walker bush, 7.3, not reelected. so this is a daunting number for the chicago team, isn't it? >> yeah, really is. i mean, i was looking at data all the way back to franklin roosevelt's presidency, steve and no president has been reelected since fdr with an unemployment rate above 7.5, i think ronald reagan, reelected 7.4% when reagan was reelected so this is a daunting task for president obama to say, look, reelect me even though we've got nearly 8% unemployment and don't forget this unemployment rate has been at or above 8% now for about three and a half years. >> steve: very long. of course, the number one reason people are going to the polls on tuesday, the economy. steven, wall street journal, thank you for joining us mrif from d.c. >> great to be with you. >> steve: straight ahead a stunning endorsement on this sunday morning about to be revealed. nearly 500 former military a admirals and generals poi
MSNBC
Nov 2, 2012 8:00am PDT
is higher today than when barack obama took office. think of that. unemployment today is higher than on the day barack obama took office. he promised that he would propose a plan to save social security and medicare from insolvency. he didn't. rather, he raided $716 billion from medicare to pay for his obama care. he said he was going to lower health insurance premiums for the average family by $2,500 a year by now. and actually, they are now $3,000 higher for an average family. and gasoline, the american family now pays $2,000 a year more for gasoline than when he was elected. of course, he also said he was going to work across the aisle on the most important issues. listen to this, he has not met on the economy or on the budget or on jobs with either of the republican leader of the house or the senate since july. instead of bridging the divide, he's made it wider. now, how is it that he's fallen so short of what he promised? in part, it's because he has never led before. he had never worked across the aisle before. he never truly understood how jobs are created and the economy. and
MSNBC
Oct 28, 2012 2:00pm EDT
the battleground states where this election will be won. >>> the final push has president obama and governor romney barnstorming seven critical swing states across the country. in the hunt for 270 electoral votes. the argument -- >> the unemployment rate is falling. manufacturing is coming back to our shores. our assembly lines are hum again. >> the passion -- >> this is an election about big things, about big choices. >> and the ground game. the critical effort to deliver key voting groups to the polls. this morning, we hear about it all from key figures on the ground in these states. all-important ohio -- can romnen win the white house without it? we're ask the state's republican governor, john kasich. and also joining us, wisconsin's republican governor, scott walker and colorado's democratic governor, john hickenlooper. analysis on what will tip the scales in this historically tight presidential race. from our roundtable, from msnbc, rachel maddow. "new york times" columnist, david brooks. "washington post" columnist, ej dionne. former ceo of hewlett-packard, now vice chair of t
CNN
Nov 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
unemployment rate was down much lower and the economy was growing at 6.3%. three times what mr. obama has accomplished. you know, if the participation rate was the same today as it was when the recovery began -- not too long ago, mr. goolsbee, the unemployment rate would be 9.6%. in fact, baby boomer's participation is actually increasing. because in this poor economy, their retirement accounts are worth so little and they're not getting any interest on their cds that they're going back to work. the labor force -- >> hold on a second. but, peter, peter, peter, peter, peter, we're four days from election. just tell me, we -- if you want to relitigate the recession, we can do that. we'll need another hour to do that. let's talk about job creation. both presidential candidates have made a promise they will create 12 million jobs in four years. once was in world war ii, the last two times were under reagan and clinton where economic growth was in excess of 4%. your an economist. are you thinking we're going to get 4% growth in the next couple of years? >> yeah, i do. if mr. romney is elec
ABC
Nov 2, 2012 5:30pm EDT
voters still frustrated. >> companies held more workers in october. >> unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. think of that. >> reporter: there's good news and bad news. the candidates are trying to convince -- spinet numbers. >> this was another busy day on the campaign trail. take us through some of the highlights from today. >> reporter: earlier today mitt romney spoke in wisconsin and he called this his closing argument. >> words are cheap. a record is real and it's earned. real change is not measured in words. real change is measured in achiefments and four years ago candidate obama promised so very much but he's fallen. >> reporter: as for the president he argues it comes down to trust. >> you may be frustrated sometimes by the pace of change but you know what i believe. you know where i stand. you know i tell the truth. you know i will fight for your families every single day. you know that. >> reporter: as if there wasn't enough political news out there today there's this brand-new cnn/orc that shows president obama has a slight lead over mitt romney so
NBC
Nov 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
learned it's actually 7.9%. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. think of that. >> reporter: governor romney has two stops in ohio today. president obama three. and they'll both be back before tuesday. both candidates campaigning as if they believe that any letup and they'll lose ohio and lose the election. live from washington, i'm steve handelsman, nbc bay area news. raj? >> steve, thank you. here in california now, a new field poll is out on prop 34 which would end the death penalty. the poll finds that 45% of likely voters support stopping executions. 38% oppose the idea. 17% are undecided. the poll also finds that support for prop 34 is increasing, up four points since last month. and the voters are increasingly swayed by the costs of maintaining death row and all the court appeals that go with it. nbc by area's susan shaw will have a look at both sides of prop 34 in our 6:00 newscast. >>> and on election night, we have extensive local coverage on air and on line. nbcbayarea.com. we will be streaming results, interviews, and analysis on our website and
CNN
Nov 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
president obama was inaugurated, unemployment was 12.6% here. now it's 7.5%. so it's consistent not only with that overall decline here but also with the dynamic where ohio's unemployment rate is less than the nation's. that hasn't happened in decades. there's a silver lining even with all the frustration about the sluggish recovery in ohio. >> so the issue is like in ohio and everywhere else -- in many of the swing states, they have republican governors. >> that's right. >> who takes responsibility for the fact that in some cases you might be better off than you were four years ago? we see signs on the highway. one yesterday said no president obama, we're not better off than we were four years ago. not everybody shares the view. we talk to a lot of people in ohio who says things are better. who gets the credit? >> the republicans say it has nothing to do with president obama or the auto bailouts but policies put in place by governor kasic. a very controversial ad, the oug auto bailout has helped the economy and the industry. that is tangible. i think president obama gets a degree of cre
NBC
Nov 4, 2012 10:00am EST
jobs short of what he promised. and unemployment -- unemployment today is higher than when barack obama took office. >> so if you've got anxiety about the economy, this is the president's record. and you have to be disappointed. is that what you're fearful of? >> no. i think we're going to win the case of the economy in this election, which is the primary reason we'll win the election. the economy is beginning to come back. we've got to build on that progress. we have created 5.5 million jobs in the last 40 months. over two million jobs by the way over the last 12 months. so we have to do a lot more. but, listen, governor romney wants to return us to the very same policies that created the recession in the first place. when we were losing 800,000 jobs. he wants to return to those policies. that's the choice. do we build on the progress that we've made, and we have a lot more work to do. the president has a plan to continue to create jobs and grow the middle class. or do we take a risk and go back to the same policies that wrecked the economy? that's all governor romney is offering. >> that's
NBC
Nov 1, 2012 5:30pm PDT
unemployment continue and stalled wage growth, if any at all. >> reporter: and mr. romney mocked mr. obama for this proposal he outlined earlier. >> i said i want to consolidate the government agencies, we should have one secretary of business, instead of nine different departments. >> we don't need the secretary of business to understand business. we need a president who understands business. and i do. >> reporter: this afternoon in richmond, mr. romney called on supporters to give to the red cross but was interrupted by protesters. >> that is what caused this monster storm. >> reporter: at the center of the response to the storm, new york city's mayor michael bloomberg said that climate change contributed to the storm, and endorsed mr. obama as the best candidate to tackle the climate change, saying he could still inspire the hope he did four years ago, despite what mr. bloomberg called a disappointing four year term. and brian, there is still one significant event, tomorrow, the last monthly unemployment report, before the election. >> peter alexander, in virginia, thank you. with the r
NBC
Nov 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
any time in the last eight months. >> mitt romney had a different take. >> unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> he said the president has failed to deliver. >> he said he was going to lower the unemployment rate. today we learned is actually 7.9%. that is 9 million short of what he promised. >> the unemployment rate rose to 7.9% in september. it also shows some players added 171,000 jobs in october. the longer term trend is also a mixed bag. >> 160,000 new jobs. that is enough to keep pace but it is not enough to repair the damage from the recession. >> what does all this mean for the election outcome? >> most americans have made up their mind about the candidates and certainly about the economy. a little news is not likely to change that. >> about 4% of likely voters remain undecided. it is not clear whether the numbers will sway them either way. >> what else did you see that was interesting? >> it shows growth in manufacturing and construction as well as the hotel restaurant and health-care sectors. on the downside, government hiring is down in the
CNN
Nov 2, 2012 8:00am PDT
obama took office. think of that, today's unemployment is higher today than the day barack obama took office. he promised to save social security and medicare from insolvency, and he didn't. rather he raided $716 billion from medicare to pay for the obama devoted obama care. he said he would lower health care insurance premiums for the average family by $2,500 a year by each other, and now they are $3,000 higher for a average family. and gasoline, the american family now pays $2,000 a year more for gasoline than when he was elected. of course, he also said he would work across the aisle on the most important issues. listen to, this he has not met on the economy or the budget or on jobs with either of the republican leader of the house or the senate since july. instead of bridging the divide, he's made it wider. now how is it that he has fallen so short of what he promised? in part, it is because he never led before. he never worked across the aisle before, and he never truly understood how jobs are created this the economy. and today, he is of course making new promises. promises
FOX News
Oct 26, 2012 9:00pm PDT
, but the obama that is rejecting failed policies is racist, and unemployment through the roof and record deficits and record debt and 17 million americans more on food stamps. he broke his promises about cutting the debt and deficit in half in his first term. >> there are those who believe since the reconstruction, there has always been a backlash to progress that had a racial hue to it. this is another example i. you know what -- [overlapping dialogue] >> you are saying, if you vote against obama -- >> i didn't say that. i am saying amongst those who are criticizing the president, resisting the president and who are making -- >> my criticism is because he has failed -- [overlapping dialogue] >> blank statement for everyone. shucking and jiving, buddy. i got news for you -- >> hang on. >> trumpet -- >> get me the decoder ring for chris matthews. >> there is a racial divide in the economy -- there is a racial divide -- >> what -- >> racial divide matters. >> isn't it -- wait a minute. but there is real racism. when you say -- it's the word chicago and get accused of being racist, t
FOX News
Oct 27, 2012 12:00am EDT
. >> sean: obama's demographic constituency if you look at core demographics, african american unemployment 14.4%. hispanic americans. women have lost millions of jobs and we have 4 million american women, new women poverty under obama. >> african americans have always been the canary in the mines when it congresswomans to depression or poor economic status. >> obama hasn't helped them. it has gotten worse. >> it has not gotten worse. >> we are all of the canaries in the mine under president obama. >> they have improved tremendously under the president. >> no. the president of the united states the video shows the president of the united states decides to act like a drunk frat boy deciding to pick up a trollop and we all bow down and go barack obama, we just love him. i'm not the sum of my reproductive parts is number one. i have aspirations greater than free birth control and free abortion for me and my children so take that insulting video. >> you know what is insulting. >> he is continue -- what is insulting. >> are the people in your party. >> i am not a political party. >> todd aken. >
CBS
Nov 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
. if you look at the unemployment rate, over the last 45 months since president obama took office, the unemployment rate has come down. last month it was the lowest level since he took office. in fact, it was below where he took office, but the amount of job creation on a month-to-month basis has been slowing down. it's actually been a little bit smaller. so when you think about job creation and creating new jobs and driving the economy forward, that's an area where some economists will say it's not as strong. one area where we have seen jobs come back, and this was last month, is government work. one area where we've actually seen things drop off a bit is manufacturing, which has been one of the strongest sectors in our economy. >> thank you. norah? >>> for four days during superstorm sandy, president obama and mitt romney took it easy on each other, but on thursday they were back on the attack. >> this is no time for small measures. this is time for real change. when i'm elected president on day one we'll bring real change to america. >> he's saying he's the candidate of change. well
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 8:00pm EDT
unemployment rate right now is 8%. president obama won the state in 2008 by a 9% advantage. joining us from denver is curtis hubbard. what is the top issue for colorado voters? guest: it would not surprise you when i sit the top issue is the economy and jobs. energy is a big issue. education is another big issue. among the latino population and especially democrats, immigration reform is a big issue. host: what is the demographic of the voters in colorado? guest: 52% women, 48% men. over the years, we have increased the number of people voting by mail. already 800,000 people have cast ballots in the state. the state is equally divided. one-third is republicans, one- third is democrats, and the other one-third are unaffiliated voters. everybody is playing for that group of unaffiliated voters. you try to figure out which way it will break. you will hear a lot of talk about appealing to women and latinos. we have heard a lot about the bennett strategy, that refers to the strategy michael bennett used in running against the tide and enter 2010 where by appealing to women and latinos he wa
FOX News
Nov 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >>> now, as always, you make the call on which can date has a better grasp of the economy. of course, that will be the deciding factor in the election on tuesday. finally, i think i've covered this economic deal today fairly and my prediction of yesterday that the mainstream media, which overwhelmingly supports president obama's re-election, will use the last few days to bolter mr. obama looks to be on track. but i want to know what you think about the factor's election coverage analysis. we are asking in a new billoreilly.com poll. do you believe the factor has been fair covering the election? do you believe the factor has been fair covering the election? yes or no. and we will give you the results on monday. that's a memo. now the top story tonight, let's bring in the aforementioned economic guru, lou docks. and you say? >> i say unemployment right now is higher than when president obama took office in 2009. and that's not good enough to be of any significant, in my opinion, any si
FOX News
Nov 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
he was going to lower the unemployment rate, down to 5.2% right now. today we learned it's actually 7.9%, and that's 9 million jobs short of what he promised. >> new job numbers out today. there's good news for president obama and some bad news. how will this affect the vote? and is the national press reporting the story accurately? lou dobbs and i will analyze. >> there's something much more fundamental about mitt romney. he seems so old-fashioned when it comes to women. >> a new study shows that two out of the three cable news networks are more negative than positive toward mitt romney. can you guess what two they are? bernie goldberg and i will have some thoughts. >> i don't have anything, anywhere to go, i don't have no clothes. >> the new york city area really suffering because of hurricane sandy. we will have the latest on that. >> caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now! hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us. as was predicted yesterday, the national media is reporting today's economic news is a plus for president obama. i'm not sa
PBS
Nov 2, 2012 6:00pm PDT
work. president obama hald the job growth while republican mitt romney said rising unemployment proves the president's policies have failed. and in the northeast there were growing demands to restore basic services in the wake of hurricane sandy. is politicking from the pulpit appropriate? we examine that on-line. kwame holman explains >> holma a group of pastors wants the right to endorse political candidates, despite an i.r.s. rule prohibiting it. watch a video about the debate. and on "art beat," we look at a new translation of "the inferno" from poet mary jo bang that offers up a modern look at dante's epic. all that and more is on our web site, newshour.pbs.org. judy. >> woodruff: and that's the newshour for tonight. on monday, we'll wrap up the final day of campaigning and report on the candidates' last push in ohio. i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. "washington week" can be seen later this evening on most pbs stations. we'll see you online, and again here monday evening. have a nice weekend, and don't forget to set your clocks back. thanks for joining us. good
PBS
Oct 31, 2012 5:00pm PDT
the nation's finances has proved more difficult. republicans criticize obama for the mounting national debt, and they say the unemployment rate, 7.8%, is unacceptably high. >> the latest poll suggests the candidates are running close, but they were taken before the storm hit shore. earlier gene otani spoke about obama's successes and his failures. >> the president is not the first president obviously to promise change, but he certainly made that word stick. how do voters think he's done? >> obama did change a number of things and not the least of which is of course health care reform. presidents on both sides of the aisle tried before him and failed. and he ended the war in iraq and he passed the stimulus among a number of other financial initiatives. somexper say hwas peap too ambitious. >> coming in he said the administration was to really change the course of foreign policy and economic policy that the bush administration had been following. and he was elected on that mandate. but it was again difficult for him to achieve that change. apparently because the problem is so hu
MSNBC
Nov 2, 2012 9:00am PDT
could have been a hurdle for president obama. the october unemployment report. as it turns out, last month was a strong one for job creation. the labor department said 171,000 jobs were added last month, the unemployment rate ticked to 7.9%, but remained under 8% which is key for the president. in a move that surprised exactly no one, both campaigns tried to spin the news this morning. governor romney said this in wisconsin. >> he said he was going to lower the unemployment rate down to 5.2%. today we learned it's 7.9%, that's 9 million jobs short of what he promised. >> speaking in ohio the president highlighted the spike in job creation. >> and today our businesses have created nearly 5.5 million new jobs and this morning we learned that companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> joining us now, from washington, the man with all the answers, cnbc's amman jabbers. what's your assessment of this jobs report? >> it's definitely a strong jobs report, stronger than expected consensus was about 125,000 jobs, we saw 171,000. that was a surprise t
CBS
Nov 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
next week. >>> but first, which candidate does today's unemployment report help more, president obama, or perhaps it's mitt romney. we'll be joined live by cbs news' bob schieffer coming up next. keely and bianca thompson. keely, keely, keely and bianca thompson. accokeek. keely's district boxing and youth center. accokeek. >>> we are coming down to the wire, and on the presidential campaign trail, president obama and mitt romney are both targeting undecided voters who may be influenced by today's unemployment report. the jobless rate rose a 10th of a point from 7.8 to 7.9%. it is the highest number an incumbent president has faced on election day since franklin roosevelt. employers added 171,000 new jobs in october. 45,000 more than many analysts anticipated. and the labor department says hiring over the summer was better than previously thought. both president obama and mitt romney campaigned today in the battleground state of ohio. >>> with election day just days away the final push in the presidential race will be the focus of this week's cbs news "face the nation." joining us fro
CNN
Nov 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
a lower unemployment rate. it's a positive for the democrats and the obama administration, at least short term. we know that the election is about the economy. it is about, you know, two different visions in terms of an obama plan that basically suggests raising taxes on the wealthy, you know, to lower the deficit and romney plan that suggests tax reform that ultimately will produce higher growth. you know, i'm not so sure that either one of those have been detailed specifically so that voters understand, but, nonetheless, that's what tuesday is all about. >> earlier this week, bill, you spoke to cnbc and you sounded a litt little, let's say, jaded about the election. let's listen to what you said and then we'll talk about it on the other side. >> we spent $5 billion on this election for what? to prove that it's a government of the superpac by the superpac for the superpac to prove that basically who wins at this point we'll be at four years in the future. but let's look to something different as opposed to this red and blue state theology that is basically the same. >> does the mat
FOX Business
Nov 1, 2012 12:00am EDT
unemployment rate up 8%. that is one obama doesn't want is an eight next to the unemployment number. melissa: there were 759,000 people magically found a job but didn't show up on payrolls. i wasn't sure how that happened. i want to get to your point. >> nobody knows. melissa: because it is so fantastic. it talks all about fairness, which i love because that is such a loaded phrase in america right now. i'm glad you honed in on that because one of the reasons it really bothers me is, who decides what is fair? it is such a subject testify word. i don't really want politicians in washington deciding what's fair. i don't necessarily think, they're not my moral gauge. >> not your moral compass. well, they shouldn't be. the reason i wrote the book because we knew that months and months before the election the fundamental theme of obama was going to be class division and class warfare and this whole fairness theme. the point of the book, i don't want to ruin the conclusion, the ending but really is free enterprise system as you know, melissa, it is one that creates the system, that create
PBS
Nov 2, 2012 10:00pm PDT
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> woodruff: president obama hailed another month of job growth, while mitt romney cited an up-tick in the unemployment rate as proof of an economic standstill. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, with the final data before election day now out, we look at the overall jobs picture in america, and how the candidates are and are not addressing it. >> woodruff: then, long gas lines, continuing power outages, and massive cleanup efforts in the northeast. ray suarez updates the slow climb back after the storm. >> brown: ordinary citizens, some of them school children, caught in the crossfire in syria's war. margaret warner has our report. >> as syrian rebels expand the areas they control, the assad regime has turned to long-range artillery and air attacks to hit the opposition and civilians as well. >> woodruff: we have a "battleground" dispatch from iowa, where immigration is rarely mentioned by the candidates, but is on the minds of voters. >> although latinos make up only 5%
CNBC
Nov 2, 2012 7:00pm EDT
the opposite case which is unemployment today remains higher than it was when president obama took office. >> he said he was going to lower the unemployment rate. down to 5.2% right now. today we learned that it's actually 7.9%. and that's 9 million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. think of that. >> reporter: of course, the question is, how much any of that messaging matters. so much of the vote has already been decided in the minds of individual voters. so that what matters is the calls being made at this afl-cio phone bank trying to get their supporters out to vote, business, u.s. chambers doing exactly the same thing for the republicans. we're going to know on tuesday which side was more successful, larry. >> all right. john harwood. many thanks for that. >>> now president obama and mitt romney are crisscrossing the country in these critical final four days. obama's going to visit colorado, iowa, wisconsin, ohio, virginia, new hampshire, and florida. and an almost identical tour for romney excepts he swaps florida i
CSPAN
Nov 1, 2012 8:30am EDT
obama president's see, under 8% unemployment rate -- during this barack obama presidency. 32 months of the private sector job growth. you compare that to where we were when bush left office and the president took office. that is a remarkable improvement. that is the pathway to recovery , and president obama has been leading that. this is no time to change course and go back to -- we don't know what we will be getting with governor romney. he was governor of massachusetts. rounding achievement was mandatory health care for everyone -- his crowning achievement. what president's day will we get from former governor romney? -- what presidency will we get? host: we will stop there. you both made your campaign statements. now we will turn it over to viewers, and if you can keep your answers a little shorter so we can get as many in. our two guests had been gracious enough to join us from the leesburg, virginia, loudoun county courthouse. about an hour outside of washington. robert in columbia, south carolina, on the democrats' line here you are first. go ahead. caller: good morning, c-spa
NBC
Oct 29, 2012 3:05am EDT
ohio. michigan has had one of the biggest drops in unemployment. when obama took office, michigan was a messecause of the auto industry. they've had a huge drop of unemployment. even though they a little bit higher now than michigan. and i was struck that governor kasich suggested that everybody was for the auto rescue. no, they weren't. most republicans, with the exception by the way of president george w. bush who let it happen with actions he took, were against the auto rescue. so i don't understand, well i do understand, but people just don't want to take responsibility for where they stood on that issue. >> this was a question, carly about the auto bailout b. what role government direct government money would play in restructuring these companies. >> that's right. and who stands first in line to be repaid? is it the unions? or is it debtors and creditors? that was the fundamental question. and the truth is, it is disingenuous and factually inaccurate to say that republicans weren't for the rescue of the auto industry. the question was how. and what. and who would be repaid. b
KCSMMHZ
Oct 31, 2012 6:00am PDT
proved more difficult. republicans criticized obama for the mounting national debt and they say the unemployment rate, 7.8%, is unacceptably high. >> the latest poll suggests the candidates are running close, but they were taken before the storm hit shore. earlier i spoke with nhk world's nishikawa on obama's successes and his failures. mishiko the president is not the first president, obviously, to promise change. but he certainly made that word stick. how do voters think he has done? >> right. well, obama did change a number of things, and not the least of which is, of course, health care reform. presidents on both sides of the aisle have tried before him and failed and he ended the war in iraq and he passed the stimulus among a number of other financial initiatives. some experts say he was perhaps too ambitious. >> coming in to his administration was to really change the course of foreign policy and economic policy that the administration had been following, and he was elected on that mandate. but it was again, difficult for him to achieve that -- that change. partly because the
CSPAN
Oct 31, 2012 7:30am EDT
supporting and abroad you have with obama and our unemployment rate and with the debt, why do you still supporting president obama for reelection so we can afford more years of failed policy with the unemployment stuck at 8% and trillion dollars deficits? i think the viewers would like to hear why it is you are supporting president obama. hochul: first, my answer to this, unlike you, chris, i don't believe either party has all the right answers. i won't say in congress i only support one party. there are concepts and policies i support with president obama like standing with the middle-class but i voted for middle-class tax cuts so they are no longer held hostage. you're willing to join majority and hold him hostage and not giving it should assurance. i want him to have that i want a farm bill passed so our farmers now delayed olympic i want to stand with our seniors and make sure that we don't balance the budget on their backs and break the promise to medicare we had to i believe mitt romney has ideas as well. i'm not so my way or the highway that i can't look at people objective
FOX News
Nov 2, 2012 4:00pm PDT
. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> today our businesses have created nearly a .5 million new jobs and we learned companies hired more workers in october than at anytime in the last eight months. >> today both candidates battling for the battleground states. we have team coverage. first let's get to ed henry who is traveling with the president. ed, ohio's unemployment rate is lower than the national average, and the polls indicate the president ought to be relatively happy there. >> that's right. the state unemployment right here is 7%. better than the national average. the president also believes he's gotten credit for the auto bailout. a lot of auto jobs in ohio, not just michigan. that's why he's clinging to what appears to be a slim lead. still very close. what they believe in the obama cam en, the president accused mitt romney of lying with his ad out suggesting chrysler is going to move from jeep jobs from here to china. romney is firing back saying the way the president has managed the bailout has a failure. it's exposed taxpayers to a $25 billio
FOX News
Nov 2, 2012 7:00pm EDT
unemployment rate. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> just four days to go until americans cast their ballots. but will the new jobs numbers help undecided voters make up their minds? tonight yet another new story line as we near the finish line in the race for the white house. plus, new hope for patients as the hope for fuel begins to grow desperate. but with lines in some cases now stretching for miles, sempers and of in the storm zone are on the rise. >> no gas. they just closed. oh, my god! >> tonight new promises that help is on the way. >> but first from fox this friday night the fuel tankers carrying millions gallons of desperately needed gasoline to the heart of the hurricane zone are offshore and ready to be unloaded b. but getting the gas from ships to cars is proving to be a herculean task. people have had to wait to fill up in many times lines that stretch for miles. trying to buy fuel for vehicles and generators. then you have all the people to wait in line and get to the front and find the pumps have run dry. >> i have been here for three hours
FOX News
Oct 28, 2012 11:00pm PDT
worked and it hasn't worked by president obama's own measurement, saying unemployment would be 15 percent lower if we passed the stimulus package. he said economic growth today would be two-thirds higher than it is. so, it hasn't worked. the one thing he does have in his new proposal is to raise taxes. yes, he wants to raise taxes on a million small businesses including a lot in ohio, and that will result, according to a study by the national medicination of independent businesses, with a 700,000 job loss which we cannot afford. governor romney has suggested a tax reform proposal that lowers the rate of taxation but makes the tax code more efficient and simplifies it resulting in seven million new jobs the next 10 years. that is the choice. in ohio, they are choosing mitt romney and that is where the enthusiasm is. >>chris: one of you talked about the issue of women and the two campaigns have been battling for months overwhelm and the polls seem to indicate that, in fact, romney has succeeded to at least some degree depending on the poll in closing the scene december gap for women
NBC
Nov 2, 2012 4:30am EDT
scheduled. it considering delaying release, and the economy added 114,000 jobs, and unemployment rate fell from . % to 7.8%. >>> president obama will be in ohio when the jobs report comes out. the president will spend most of the day in the buckeye state prosecute returning to the white house tonight. the president returned to the campaign trail yesterday, visiting wisconsin, colorado and nevada. and those are his first events since sandy struck. mitt romney will spend part of today in ohio. he will start the day in wisconsin. he'll deliver what aides call his closing argument. from there, he heads to ohio and rallies in columbus, and cincinnati. >>> today, your last chance to vote early in maryland. polling centers open from 8:00 this morning until 9:00 tonight. early voting was supposed to end earlier this week. it was extended through earlier today since polling centers were closed monday and tuesday. vote early through tomorrow in the district. polling centers open until 9:00 p.m. today and tomorrow. >>> good news for new yorkers in the dark after hurricane sandy. con edison,
MSNBC
Nov 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
despite their obstruction, unemployment has fallen to the lowest point since president obama's first month in office. today, job numbers closed the chapter of president obama's first term, and his economic agenda. it's worked. but if you need to be reminded of where this country was when he took office, just listen to house democratic leader nancy pelosi from my radio show today. >> four years ago in september, when president bush was president, and on september 18th when i had the chairman of the fed and the secretary of the treasury and others in my office, democrats and republicans, house and senate leadership, the chairman of the fed said if we do not act immediately, we will not have an economy by monday. are we better off today than we were four years ago? our country absolutely is. can it be better for many of america's familys? absolutely and it would have been if the republicans had not obstructed. >> the president and the democrats were able to get this country going, i guess you could say with one arm tied behind their backs. mitt romney is ready to turn over the reins to
NBC
Nov 2, 2012 4:00pm EDT
promised. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. think of that. >> reporter: governor romney has two stops in ohio today. president obama three. and they'll both be back before tuesday. both candidates are campaigning as if any letup would mean they would lose ohio and lose the election. i'm steve handelsman, news 4. >>> early voting ends tonight in maryland. tomorrow in d.c. the big turnout has overwhelmed elections officials and caused long lines at some early voting sites. it's also the talk around town this week. here with some reaction from the station's listeners. malette, what is driving these long lines? we've got question 6, we've got question 7. and by the way, that presidential election, too, right? >> that little thing, right? yeah. all of the above. you know, people have been really studying up on question 6 and 7. they've had no choice. they've been inundated with robo-calls and of course the ads that have been on tv and radio. and so people are energized. this is kind of like what you expect in this final push. and they have been out there at t
FOX Business
Nov 3, 2012 12:00am EDT
percent under employment. he got it below 8%. president obama has now got the unemployment rate down a full point over the last year. so the trend line, unlike jimmy carter is very clear. melissa: trend line is going other way. it went up this month. went from 7.8 to 7.9. green energy. solar what you want to highlight? more abound, more sole sole of a story solar energy companies going bankrupt. that is what you guys wa to cling to? >> well the fact is, it has been a growth industry overall. there can be right-wing or republican spins on that. over the last year the unemployment rate --. melissa: how much tax dollars and what could the tax dollars spent on? >>an i say, melissa, give the president a little credit here. net more new jobs than when he took office in the wake. melissa: 194,000. >> well, but in the wake of the biggest financial disaster. what does romney do? melissa: got 16 million people who need more jobs at a rate -- four years 194,000 how long would it take to 16 million back to work four years for 194,000. i'm going to be dead by the time everyone is back to work. yo
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